Yelling To The Sky (dir. Victoria Mahoney, 2011)
Indie films, they often always seem underdeveloped to me. This didn’t subject from that. It’s a story about a bullied girl with neglectful parents who then does a 180 and becomes a bully herself, and a dealer. The problem is: the character development is horrid. You don’t really know when, how, and why the characters got to where they are and the characters don’t really change or redeem themselves.
The main character’s name is Sweetness, played by Zoe Kravitz, she has a mother with an illness, (we don’t find out what it is; we are left to predict; I thought dementia then I thought depression—the film barely helps) a father who’s a drunk, and a tough big sister with a baby. She has no friends in the beginning of the film and no connection with her parents, then she has a gang of friends and her attitude and personality alter completely without even an explanation.
This is why I said the film seemed underdeveloped. Gabourey Sidibe is in the film playing a bully then she gets bullied and there is no change or substance in the point of that whole subplot between her and Kravitz’s character. Sweetness’s father is the only character that changes but when Sweetness starts to change and breakdown the film ends. We don’t see a follow-up or nothing. It’s a good effort with a bland execution.
It is just okay is basically what I’m saying.
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